DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/01/2003    Duedate: 12/13/2003

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-320

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLACK WIDOW
SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
(62-3807) [18-10-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLACK WIDOW                    FREON NECROPHILA
SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)         DEE CEE (397)
(62-3807) [18-10-0,96]         (62-3861) [3-1-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACK WIDOW                    BETTER NOT DIE
SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)         SRETSAMLEUD (407)
(62-3807) [18-10-0,96]         (62-3982) [8-3-0,59]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AS SEEN ON TV (361)         33
2. DEE CEE (397)               23      SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
3. SOCCER STUDS (411)           9      Unchartered Team
4. SRETSAMLEUD (407)            5
5. SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)       2      DEE CEE (397)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DEE CEE (397)              4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2 AS SEEN ON TV (361)       9  5 1
 2- 1 SADISTS F2F II (389)      13   7  0 65.0   2/ 1 SAMURAI KIDS II (390)     9  5 1
 3/ 2 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    27  16  0 62.8   3/ 4 SRETSAMLEUD (407)         6  8 0
 4/ 4*SOCCER STUDS (411)         8   5  0 61.5   4- 3 MITHRAL HALO (383)        5  4 0
 5/ 3 SRETSAMLEUD (407)         30  22  3 57.7   5/ 5 THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)   4  6 0
 6- 7 FISH MONGERS (406)        28  22  0 56.0   6- 6 SADISTS F2F II (389)      2  0 0
 7/ 8 THE BEARS (268)          259 213 18 54.9   7/ 8 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    2  1 0
 8/ 9 SAMURAI KIDS II (390)     81  73  8 52.6   8/11*SOCCER STUDS (411)        1  0 0
 9/10 AS SEEN ON TV (361)      124 127  8 49.4   9/ 0*DEE CEE (397)             1  0 0
10-11 MITHRAL HALO (383)        58  63  2 47.9  10/ 9 THE BEARS (268)           1  4 0
11/13 THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)  101 142 10 41.6  11- 7 FISH MONGERS (406)        1  4 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 483): DENNIS of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 368): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 484): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 483): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): CASTOR of ASTRONOMICAL (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 479): KEPLER of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): IRON HANDS LEE of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): SANTO STINKO of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 434): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 421): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 319): NAMES of SADISTS F2F II (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 140): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 362): LEE AT TOURNEY of LETHAL LADIES from JHELUM (A-Sop)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 483): SOUL HAREM (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 368): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 484): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 483): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 479): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 434): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 421): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 319): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 140): FAVORITE THINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 362): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 487): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): CASTOR of ASTRONOMICAL (Jinx, mgr.)
               (turn 483): GAMBLE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                           SESAME of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): MUNCHIES of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
                           QUONSET of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                           HOTTA WATTA of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): CHASITY BELT of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
                            TUM of FROM THE FACE (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                            CHOLLA of POWER PLANTS (Hoffa, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): SANTO STINKO of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
               (turn 468): CLAW of MEOW MIX (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           CARNAL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stick, mgr.)
                           MALLIA of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           VIVAMORT of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
                 (turn 368): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
                          GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): SIR LANCELOT of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  
Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe FISH MONGERS.  Last week they got 0-0-0 to 
drop by 4!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive 
observation?) as SOCCER STUDS can attest...  DEE CEE had cause to celebrate, after 
FREON NECROPHILA got 23 points by beating MAGNUS PHAEDRUS.  Win some, lose some.  
Speaking of which, FREON NECROPHILA was winsome, after beating MAGNUS PHAEDRUS and 
seeing him lose 21 points.  A certain someone saw NAMES at The Wasteland Bar with the 
shakes, and now he fails to show up to defend his throne.  What a pathetic slob!  
What can be a greater victory?  BLACK WIDOW has taken hers place as the top, as 
VALAMANTIS' new Duelmaster.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable 
walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in MITHRAL 
HALO are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As a woman of 
good breeding scorns the "warriors" of SAMURAI KIDS II, so did that sorry team shy 
from MITHRAL HALO If challenges were horses, EASY TWEEZE could open up a fast food 
joint!  Them's the breaks, SILENT DEATH.  Expecting fair challenges from SAMURAI KIDS 
II is evidently too much to ask.  Warriors of VALAMANTIS!  Do you wish your 
reputations tainted by the base challenge of BIJIN?  BLACK DAWN challenged YOU!  Who 
says THE DEN OF SWORDS are just a bunch of wimps!  BLACK DAWN of THE DEN OF SWORDS 
kept hers wits as she was bested by YOU.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in VALAMANTIS is the highlight of my life.  As the 
seasons change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to 
leave this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK WIDOW 3807             18  10  0    96       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NAMES 3755                    9   5  0   106       SADISTS F2F II (389)
-HOLLY MACKEREL 3951          10   1  0    96       FISH MONGERS (406)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAWNRACER 3699               15  10  1    82       MITHRAL HALO (383)
-ALBACORE TUNER 3954           8   2  0    74       FISH MONGERS (406)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOZER 3826                   17   8  0    68       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AKLAR 3700                   12  12  1    64       MITHRAL HALO (383)
 FREON NECROPHILA 3861         3   1  0    64       DEE CEE (397)
 BETTER NOT DIE 3982           8   3  0    59       SRETSAMLEUD (407)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISTRESS 3928                10   8  2    55       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
-GED 3823                      8  10  0    55       MITHRAL HALO (383)
 EURO SHARK 4052               6   1  0    52       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 AEROBED 4005                  7   1  0    48       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 EASY TWEEZE 3937              8   8  1    46       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 CRYSALIS 3980                 8   3  2    45       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
 MAGNUS PHAEDRUS 3908          9  10  2    43       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
 THE BUM 3918                  4   2  0    39       THE BEARS (268)
 BIJIN 4057                    5   2  0    35       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BET OR NOT DIE 3981           4   6  1    33       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
-THERRU 3958                   5   4  0    32       MITHRAL HALO (383)
-GRIM REAPER 3803              2   1  0    29       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 NINJATO 3977                  6   6  2    28       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
 FRANZ BECKENBAUER 4019        5   2  0    28       SOCCER STUDS (411)
-PSYCO KILLER 3804             3   1  0    27       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 JIGAI 3978                    5   6  0    26       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
 BAMBOO 4075                   4   1  2    26       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
 YOU 4002                      5   3  0    24       SRETSAMLEUD (407)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANGEL OF DEATH 3805           2   2  0    20       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-SARTANIAN 4081                1   0  0    20       MITHRAL HALO (383)
-KING SAMMON 3955              4   5  0    17       FISH MONGERS (406)
-BOFFA 3862                    1   0  0    15       DEE CEE (397)
-DOCTOR DEATH 3806             2   2  0    12       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-SWORDFISH 4003                1   2  0    11       FISH MONGERS (406)
 SILENT DEATH 4033             1   5  0    10       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
-DIEGO MARADONA 4021           2   2  0     8       SOCCER STUDS (411)
-ROBERTO BAGGIO 4022           1   1  0     7       SOCCER STUDS (411)
 SAVAGE 4076                   1   1  0     6       THE BEARS (268)
-ELWEEZA CARPER 3993           0   2  0     2       FISH MONGERS (406)
 BLACK DAWN 4083               0   2  0     2       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
 GINSU CLASSIC 4084            0   1  0     1       AS SEEN ON TV (361)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FLOWBEE JR 4068        1  5 0 AS SEEN ON TV 361     SHEWISH GIANT 21      320 NONE    
KANNUCHI 4044          4  4 0 SAMURAI KIDS II 390   BANDIT PRINCE 25      320 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Samurai Kids II and Sretsamleud -- The Delarquan philosophy is totally okay with
downchallenging and so am I.  I do feel the need to point out one thing though, it is
also quite all right to actually UPCHALLENGE too.  I know you are both shocked to
hear this, but it is a fact.  Some managers who upchallenge are able to live totally
normal lives.  Try it, you might like it. -- Indimar

Tmonkey -- Thanks for keeping the personals alive last turn, you vicious little
rodent. -- Indy

Barnabas -- Congrats on all your recent success.  I never would have expected it
judging by your sorry ass team here in Valamantis. ;) -- Sir Indimar (to you)

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KANNUCHI was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FLOWBEE JR was dispatched by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
DOZER luckily beat BETTER NOT DIE in a action packed 4 minute bloody Challenge fight.
JIGAI was devastated by EASY TWEEZE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BIJIN subdued SILENT DEATH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
BLACK DAWN was viciously subdued by YOU in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BLACK WIDOW defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 1 minute Title melee.
MAGNUS PHAEDRUS was vanquished by FREON NECROPHILA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
EURO SHARK vanquished NINJATO in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
THE BUM was luckily beaten by AEROBED in a 2 minute gory melee.
MISTRESS overpowered BET OR NOT DIE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CRYSALIS viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute master vs. novice conflict.
FRANZ BECKENBAUER devastated SAVAGE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BAMBOO handily defeated GINSU CLASSIC in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       33 -  26 -  2      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  21 -  2      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  28 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  43 -  2      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    55 -  70 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   7 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 320 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  7         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BLACK WIDOW 3807           18  10  0   96 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
TOTAL PARRY      DOZER 3826                 17   8  0   68 THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
STRIKING ATTACK  FREON NECROPHILA 3861       3   1  0   64 DEE CEE (397)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BETTER NOT DIE 3982         8   3  0   59 SRETSAMLEUD (407)
BASHING ATTACK   BIJIN 4057                  5   2  0   35 SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLACK WIDOW 3807.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BETTER NOT DIE 3982.  The ten other most popular fighters were YOU 4002, 
BIJIN 4057, THE BUM 3918, BLACK WIDOW 3807, FREON NECROPHILA 3861, EURO SHARK 4052, 
CRYSALIS 3980, FLOWBEE JR 4068, DOZER 3826, and EASY TWEEZE 3937.

The least popular fighter this week was GINSU CLASSIC 4084.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SAVAGE 4076, BET OR NOT DIE 3981, MAGNUS PHAEDRUS 3908, JIGAI 
3978, BAMBOO 4075, FRANZ BECKENBAUER 4019, NINJATO 3977, BLACK DAWN 4083, SILENT 
DEATH 4033, and KANNUCHI 4044.